Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Claromentis
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Claromentis with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Claromentis with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Claromentis.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Claromentis with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.
To get started, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
- Claromentis single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Claromentis supports SP and IDP initiated SSO
- Claromentis supports Just In Time user provisioning
Adding Claromentis from the gallery
To configure the integration of Claromentis into Azure AD, you need to add Claromentis from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
- To add new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type Claromentis in the search box.
- Select Claromentis from results panel and then add the app. Wait a few seconds while the app is added to your tenant.
Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on for Claromentis
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Claromentis using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Claromentis.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Claromentis, complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Claromentis SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Claromentis test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Claromentis that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD SSO
Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, on the Claromentis application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.
On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the edit/pen icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, enter the values for the following fields:
a. In the Identifier text box, enter the identifier value as per your organization requirement.
b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL which is explained later in the turorial.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Claromentis section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
- Select New user at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Name field, enter
- In the User name field, enter the email@example.com. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Click Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Claromentis.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
In the applications list, select Claromentis.
In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
If you're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure Claromentis SSO
In a different browser window, sign into the Claromentis website as an administrator.
Click on the applications icon and select Admin.
Select Custom Login Handler tab.
Select SAML Config.
On the SAML Config tab, scroll down to the Config section and perform the following steps:
a. In the Technical Contact Name textbox, enter the name of technical contact person.
b. In the Technical Contact Email textbox, enter the Email address of technical contact person.
c. Provide the password in the Auth Admin Password textbox.
Scroll down to Auth Sources and perform the following steps:
a. In the IDP textbox, enter the Azure AD Identifier value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.
b. In the Entity ID textbox, enter the Entity ID value.
c. Upload the Federation Metadata XML file, which you have downloaded from the Azure portal.
d. Click Save.
You will now notice all URLs have been populated within the Identity Provider section in the SAML Config section.
a. Copy Identifier (Entity ID) value, paste this value in the Identifier textbox on the Basic SAML Configuration section in Azure portal.
b. Copy Reply URL value, paste this value in the Reply URL textbox on the Basic SAML Configuration section in Azure portal.
c. Copy Sign On URL value, paste this value in the Sign-on URL textbox on the Basic SAML Configuration section in Azure portal.
Create Claromentis test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Claromentis. Claromentis supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in Claromentis, a new one is created after authentication.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Claromentis tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Claromentis for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.